Fietta LLP

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Founding & Managing Partner: Stephen Fietta QC
Number of partners: 2
Number of lawyers: 8
Number of other fee-earners: up to 3 (2 interns and 1 paralegal)
Languages:English, Bulgarian, French, Italian, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish

Firm Overview:
Fietta LLP is a law firm dedicated to public international law (PIL) and international arbitration. The Fietta practice represents a unique team of specialists with broad-based experience advising States, international organisations, multinational corporations and private clients across a range of international law matters. Fietta lawyers have acted as counsel on some of the largest and most important PIL disputes of the past two decades. They have won a number of the most substantial or significant victories seen in investment arbitration cases globally over recent years. The firm also has a busy advisory practice, advising State (and other) clients on some of the most sensitive and important PIL issues of the day.

Main Areas of Practice:

International Arbitration: Investor-State Arbitration:

2 partners; 8 lawyers; 3 additional fee earners (2 interns and 1 paralegal)
■ Acting as co-counsel on a case brought against the Republic of Cyprus at ICSID on behalf of a large group of Greek investors for losses arising from the Cypriot financial crisis and European Union/IMF bail-in of 2013
■ Representing PL Holdings S.à r.l., a Luxembourg company, in its SCC arbitration against the Republic of Poland brought pursuant to an intra-EU BIT and an ad hoc arbitration agreement under Swedish law
■ Advising PL Holdings S.à r.l., a Luxembourg company, in set-aside proceedings in Sweden (the seat of the arbitration) relating to two awards against Poland worth in excess of €150 million, and in the preliminary reference procedure before the CJEU in Case C-109/20, PL Holdings
■ Representing a US oil company in a pending ICSID arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty against the Republic of Kazakhstan
■ Representing a Finnish national in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought against Egypt under two successive Finland-Egypt BITs in relation to an iron ore and steel producing concession
■ Representing a Jordanian media conglomerate on a claim brought against the State of Qatar under the Jordan-Qatar BIT
■ Representing an individual investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a Gulf State under the investment treaty of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (now the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)
■ Representing a Balkan State in an UNCITRAL arbitration with a Canadian investor under a bilateral investment treaty
■ Representing three Cypriot companies in a pending SCC Rules arbitration brought under the Energy Charter Treaty against Ukraine
■ Representing City-State N.V. (Netherlands) and its subsidiaries in an ICSID arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty against Ukraine
Contact: Stephen Fietta QC
Tel: +44 (0)20 3889 9800 Email: [email protected]

Public International Law (Advisory & Contentious):
2 partners; 8 lawyers; 3 additional fee earners (2 interns and 1 paralegal)
■ Advising a State on issues of maritime delimitation, navigation, land reclamation and international environmental law
■ Advising various States (confidential) with respect to various law of the sea issues
■ Advising a State with respect to an UNCLOS arbitral award and related sovereignty and law of the sea issues
■ Advising an NGO in relation to a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
■ Advising the national oil company of a State in connection with a constitutional dispute about exploitation of territorial sea and continental shelf resources
■ Devising a practical training course in maritime features in maritime boundary delimitation for government lawyers of a State
■ Devising practical training courses on UNCLOS, maritime delimitation and international dispute resolution for government (and other) lawyers and diplomats of a State
■ Advising an energy investor on the possible outcomes, and implications for its investment, of an ITLOS maritime boundary delimitation proceeding
■ Advising an investor in a UK public utility on the scope to restructure its investment so as to take advantage of bilateral investment treaty protection
■ Advising a regional international organisation in connection with its investment treaty framework and investment code
■ Advising an NGO on an application for precautionary measures brought before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Contact: Stephen Fietta QC
Tel: +44 (0)20 3889 9800 Email: [email protected]